Inspiration Vs. Emulation: Finding Inspiration in Existing Works of Art Heather Pregger often finds existing works of art to be a wonderful source of inspiration. There is always something about a painting, sculpture, or quilt that can ignite the imagination. The process of creating an original composition inspired by an existing artistic vision is both challenging and rewarding. Heather will share her methods and her resulting art quilts.
Trunk Show Quilt Artist Heather Pregger began quilting in 1980. Her work has evolved from the strictly traditional to the crazily abstract. She will share her journey and her quilting "evolution", along with many of her quilts, in this entertaining lecture.
Pieced Iconography (1 to 5 days) Heather Pregger loves to make quilts using a repeated pieced motif, the tuning fork. Discover your personal symbol and how to use it to make an effective, beautiful, and meaningful quilt.
From Inspiration to Abstraction (1 to 5 days) You can use an existing piece of art to inspire your own original creation. In this class, students will bring pictures of OTHER people's artwork -- paintings, sculptures, buildings or even another quilter's art. We will discover ways of looking at the work and extracting ideas that will inspire us to create something entirely original.
Abstraction of Place (1 to 5 days) Start with a photo of your favorite place and use it to create an original landscape. Heather has made several quilts inspired by the Marshes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts using many small pieced tuning fork units. Learn her method for turning a simple repeated unit into a beautiful abstracted landscape.
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